The Patriot Press

November 15th, 2021

CCA Motto: To share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, preparing hearts and minds to impact the world for Him.

CCA Guiding Principles: We teach 1) Christian Principles and Character, through 2) Christ Centered Academic Excellence, while promoting 3) American Patriotism.

Yearbook Pictures Needed

Parents...we are needing pictures, if you have them, from: Robotics (all grades), 4H, FBLA, field trips, and anything else CCA for the yearbook. Please share your photos anytime throughout the year with us: stownsend@clintonacademy.org. Thank you!

This Week's Parent Reminders

Nov. 22nd
  • No JROTC or Tech School, HS Robotics from 3:15-5:15 @ Equity Bank, 3rd-4th Robotics from 3:15-4:30 in the CCA modular

Nov. 23rd

  • No JROTC or Tech School

Nov. 24th, 25th & 26th

  • No School for Thanksgiving Break

--Taylor

Sports Calendar: November 22-23

Nov. 22nd
  • 5th-6th Girl's Basketball Practice 3:15-4:45 @ FBC Downtown
  • BV, GV, and GJH Basketball against Christian Learning Center in Fort Scott; GJH: 4:30, BV: 5:30, GV: 7:00. Bus will depart at 2:30pm and return at 10pm.

Nov. 23rd

  • 5th-6th Girl's Basketball Practice 3:15-4:45 @ FBC Downtown
  • BJV and GJV Basketball against Outreach Christian @ home; GJV: 5:00, BJV: 6:00

--Taylor

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Lewis

How did Mrs. Lewis come to teach at CCA? She moved to Clinton for her husband’s job. In the process he had seen the school from the highway, and told her to check it out. Mrs. Lewis then submitted her resume and CCA happened to have an opening. Mrs. Lewis is married to Daniel. They have three children, Kala, Kelsi, and Abigail, two granddaughters and two grandsons. She attended high school at Butler High School. She then went on to attend college at the University of Central Missouri.

She has been teaching for 22 years, 14 of those being at CCA. She is currently teaching K-5. Mrs. Lewis doesn't have a favorite Bible verse, but God brings different verses to her at different times. She is currently studying the book of Samuel, and Samuel 2:2 has gotten her attention. She enjoys when her whole family is together. She also loves getting to spend time with her grandkids, being outside with the animals, gardening, mowing and taking ranger rides. Mrs. Lewis enjoys traveling to barrel races and going to the family farm in northern Missouri. --Audrey

Peace Character Trait

The character trait for the month of November is peace. We asked three students what peace means to them. Madelyn said that, to her, peace is when everybody comes together and gets along. Isabella said peace is when everything is calm and restful. Charlee said that peace is waiting for each other and showing peace towards each other. Peace is a very important character trait to have. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 says, “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” --Marlee

7th Grade Presents our November 19th Chapel

If you missed it, you can watch 7th Grade present chapel on our CCA Facebook page. Students did a wonderful job with the program this morning. Thank you Mr. Patterson for helping them put this together. Thank you Kelly Griffey for the pictures.

On this Day in History: November 19th

  • President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address speech in 1863.
  • The astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean of Apollo 12 land on the Moon in the Ocean of Storms and become the second American astronauts to walk on the moon in 1969.
  • Pele, a great soccer player scored his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in 1969.
  • The Wii was released by Nintendo in 2006. --Taylor

Operation Christmas Child: Box Drop Off

At the beginning of the week, a few of our high school students got the opportunity to deliver the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to the drop off location at First Baptist Church in Clinton. CCA was able to put together more than 60 shoeboxes this year. Thank you to all who helped with Operation Christmas Child. The amazing journey of your donated shoebox begins now.

-Audrey

Survey Says... Sweet or Salty?

This week our survey says question was sweet verses salty. We interviewed 5th through 10th grades and out of 78 students, 49 chose sweet and 29 picked salty.

--Priscilla

Birthdays this week!

November 23: Owen 1st

CCA Club Information:

Pep Club to Host Bonfire

Pep Club plans to host a basketball kick-off bonfire in the CCA Parking Lot TONIGHT--Friday, November 19th for all 7th-12th grade students. The fire will start at 5:30, but feel free to come at anytime from 5:30-9pm to have hotdogs, smores, drinks and fellowship. We ask that all students in attendance bring lawn chairs and roasting sticks if they have them.

Pep Club members will tie die their Pep Club t-shirts at the bonfire tonight. If members aren't able to be at the event tonight, they can get their t-shirt from Mrs. Townsend on Monday. Thank you!

FBLA Fundraiser

FBLA is selling CCA engraved, insulated, 22 ounce cups, for a fundraiser. All money will go directly to FBLA to help offset the cost of events and upcoming district and state competitions. If you would like to purchase an insulated cup for $15 please let the CCA Office know. --Priscilla